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Argonauts Club

The Argonauts Club is for actuaries working outside of mainstream life and pensions work, in wider fields. It was set up in 1955 and has a total membership of around 100 working or retired actuaries

The Club meets for dinner in London three times a year, usually in October or November, February, and April or May.  At each dinner, two speakers are invited, one from the actuarial profession and another who is not an actuary. Speeches are normally followed by a question-and-answer session. Diners usually number around 40 and members may invite guests to dinners.

Actuaries who are interested in joining the Argonauts Club can attend a Club dinner as a guest of an existing member

They then need to be nominated by one, and seconded by another, existing member.  Once nominated and seconded, membership applications will be considered at the next meeting of the Club, in the applicant’s absence.

A list of members is available from the Honorary Secretary.

Membership subscriptions

The Club year runs from 1 July to 30 June.  At the end of each year, subscriptions are reviewed and rates are notified to members towards the end of the summer.  For the 2016/2017 year, subscription rates are £75 for active members and £40 for retired members.  From time to time, due to an overseas posting for example, members may be unable to attend any dinners in a Club year; in these circumstances membership may be suspended without payment of subscriptions.

Dining fees

For the 2016/2017 year, dining fees are £95, both for members and guests.  Guests who are eligible and interested in joining, may attend one dinner at the special rate of £50.  Where members have to cancel attendance of a dinner, dining fees will not be payable provided that they have given notice of not less than one week in advance of the dinner.

Officers of the Argonauts Club

Chairman: Robert Ross

Honorary Secretary: Guy Freeman
                                 Tel: 07770 703 341

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    Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators

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  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
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    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

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    This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place. 

    Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.

  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

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    Sessional Meeting - Free to viewMis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work

  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
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    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

     

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.